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Training Log Archive: Craig

In the 7 days ending Apr 24, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering3 2:37:02 15.34(10:14) 24.69(6:22) 78672.1
  Running1 17:11 1.86(9:13) 3.0(5:44) 403.4
  Total4 2:54:13 17.2(10:08) 27.69(6:18) 82675.5
averages - sleep:6.8 weight:67.1kg

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Sunday Apr 24, 2011 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 1:39:17 [4] *** 16.32 km (6:05 / km) +553m 5:12 / km
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212

Long day of Easter. Was feeling confident that my heart was going to be good today and it was. Happy with 1 but made a right mess of 2. Ran straight over some rock surfaces without recognising them, only realised I was off course when I jumped down a cliff and thought "that really should be mapped". Knew where I must be straight away but then overshot badly when trying to correct and took a bit longer to work it out the second time. I think my brain might have still been in 1:15,000 mode despite having actually checked the scale on the map as I picked it up.

Decided to take the direct approach to 3 going between the cliffs, below the big boulders, over the rock surface with a cliff and across to the rock surface on the next spur. Noticed a control on the first rock surface and thought it was a bit close to mine so I checked the number and was surprised to find it was mine. Pretty sure it was wrong but after my effort on 2 I didn't want to jump to conclusions. Graham confirmed my suspicions when I passed him a bit later.

No problems with the rest of the course. Could see Bruce up ahead on the way to 4 and could tell he had pulled away from me a bit. Didn't see him again until 23 where I saw him leaving as I approached. I thought the gap was about the 2 minutes he started ahead of me and it turns out I punched 23 one second ahead of him. Tried to push hard on the next couple of legs but I was starting to tire a bit and really struggled on the last longer leg after the fence crossing losing 35 seconds to Bruce.

Happy with the run overall and would have been 6th on the day but it all meant nothing in the end as the course was cancelled due to 3 being wrong so instead of moving up to 7th overall I stay in 15th.

Saturday Apr 23, 2011 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 43:03 [3] **** 5.6 km (7:41 / km) +200m 6:31 / km
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212

Easter middle distance. Started pretty slowly and hit the first couple ok. Slight hesitation on 3 set my heart off and it was a struggle from there. Passed by Grant (2min) just after 4 and the rest of the course was mostly a mix of walking and slow jogging. Caught tRicky (8min) at 7 and led him to 8 but he passed me on the way to 9 and stayed in front the rest of the way just making enough mistakes for me to stay in touch.
Seemed like a nice area but I was going too slowly to really enjoy it.

Friday Apr 22, 2011 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 14:42 [4] *** 2.77 km (5:18 / km) +33m 5:00 / km
slept:6.9 weight:67.4kg shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212

Easter prologue. Heart started playing up as soon as I got to the start area. Not a big problem for the first few controls but struggled once I started going up some hills. Lost about 30 seconds on the cliff before the spectator control. Wasn't certain of where I was coming down the hill but did stop and look at the right cliff. Didn't see the control so headed down towards the fence to relocate then saw it on the way back up after finally checking the description and seeing it was at the western foot just out of sight from where I first stopped.

Thursday Apr 21, 2011 #

7 AM

Running 17:11 [2] 3.0 km (5:44 / km) +40m 5:22 / km
shoes: Nike Free 3.0

Thought I should remind myself how to run. Just to Moola Rd and back with a few drills and strides. Felt pretty good.

Monday Apr 18, 2011 #

slept:6.6 weight:66.8kg (rest day)

Wasting away. Down 5.1kg since I stopped training. Didn't think I had that much muscle to lose.

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